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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Clinton’s Speech

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. President Clinton’s speech Although I liked Obama’s speech, he really didn’t bring the fire. He gave his scholarly speech. It was Bill Clinton who consistently can bring it. The take home line from the March in my opinion was “But a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.” As matter of fact he had several lines which are worth repeating – Dr. King’s dream of interdependence, his prescription of wholehearted cooperation across racial lines — they ring as true today as they did 50 years ago.

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Obama’s Speech

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy From the transcript of Obama’s remarks: Those are the victories they won, with iron wills and hope in their hearts. That is the transformation that they wrought, with each step of their well-worn shoes. That’s the debt that I and millions of Americans owe those maids, those laborers, those porters, those secretaries; folks who could have run a company maybe if they had ever had a chance; those white students who put themselves in harm’s way, even though they didn’t have; those Japanese Americans who recalled their own internment;

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The Errington Thompson Show 3-21-09

Yep, I’m behind again. I’m not sure why. I just am. New resolve. Motorcycle ride for Sheriff Van Duncan, today. Gordon Smith, progressive blogger here in Asheville, is running for City Council. He announced his candidacy today. I support these candidates, both of whom have been on the show, whole-heartedly. Guys, don’t let me down!! President Barack Obama was on the Tonight Show. Remarkable interview with Jay Leno. Obama gives some great and detailed answers. I spend most of the show saluting Miles Davis and the 50th anniversary of his album Kind of Blue. I give away a copy of the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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